D&R Greenway Land Trust
Spirit by William Vandever

Visit the Art Galleries

Marie L. Matthews Gallery
at the Johnson Education Center

This gallery has on exhibit works from a variety of media, inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Marie L. Matthews Gallery is located inside a circa 1900's restored barn that is also home to D&R Greenway Land Trust.

You may visit the galleries during weekdays from 10am to 5pm, except for holidays.
Please call 609.924.4646 ahead of time to ensure that art exhibitions are viewable in all rooms.

art opening


The video catalog of previous art shows can be found on our YouTube channel.

Top Introductory Photo - Spirit by William Vandever, Digital archival print


 

Current Exhibit:

"Botanicals Illuminated"
Open for viewing through January 9, 2015

Light and flowers illuminate the darkest days of the year. Stimulating creations from award-winning botanical illustrators and artists inspired by plants found on D&R Greenway preserves. Includes selections from Art+10, a Princeton-regional group of artists, presenting Native Plants of New Jersey from Christmas fern to the Paw Paw tree.

Trillium (red) by Betty Curtiss
fiorentino

 

Botanical Artists: Chiara Becchi, Carrie Di Constanzo, Fran Henig, Ann Hoffenberg,
Robin Jess, Lanis Monfried, Carol O’Neill, Carol Woodin

Art+10 Artists: Priscilla Algava, Heather Barros, Jim Bongartz, Betty Curtiss,
Katja De Ruyter, Suzanne Dinger, Jeaninne Honstein, Ryan Lilienthal, Meg Michael,
Tasha O’Neill, Gill Stewart  

Additional Artists: Karen McLean, Carol Sanzalone, Madelaine Shellaby


Previous Exhibit:

"People of Preservation"

Guest Curator: Dana Koeppel

Cadillac Mountain by Ray Yeager
fiorentino

 

Be inspired by those who have preserved land to benefit us all!
From wildlands philanthropist Kris Tompkins in Patagonia, to national figures and local landowners, art will draw from these special places.

Exhibiting Artists: Anita Bernarde, Rosemary Blair, Murrell Butler, N.J. Devico,
James Fiorentino, Lucia Huebner, Grace Previty Johnston, Ruth Jourjine, Joe Kazimierczyk, Joy Kreves, Juliet Martin, Susan MacQueen, Joan Needham, Mary Louise Pierson,
Marie Sturken, Ray Yeager

 


 

Previous Exhibit:

"Seasonal Splendors"

Garden State Watercolor Society Signature Members Show

Canal Mist by Frank Perry
fiorentino

 

Gallery Walk and Talk with artist Charles McVicker
On Wednesday, July 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., Charles McVicker will give a Gallery Walk and Talk. This is a rare opportunity to absorb the artist's perspective from this celebrated exhibiting artist and former docent at the Princeton Art Museum.


Exhibiting Artists' Demonstrations
Wednesday, July 23, every hour from 10:30am til 5:00pm
Schedule listed below:

11:00am - "How to Set Up Your Floral Arrangement then Paint It" with Sheila Redford

1:00pm - "Painting Vegetables In Watercolor" with Suzanne Hunt

3:00pm - Collage demonstration with Aida Birritteri

 

All of the events above are free and open to the public.


Previous Exhibit:

"Oasis and Mirage: Disappearing Water


Passage by Richard Rappleyea

Oasis and Mirage: Disappearing Water is a juried art exhibit that features artistic interpretations of water to communicate the importance and beauty of water to our lives and our ecosystems. Plentiful, polluted, scarce, and inspiring.

Exhibition dates: March 31 – May 23

Reception: Friday, April 11, 5:30-7:30pm

Exhibiting Artists:
Marina Ahun
Bob Barish
Clara Beym
Beatrice Bork
Silvere Boureau
Gail Bracegirdle
Deb Brockway
Peter Burt
Cynthia S Campbell
Jean Childs Buzgo
Connie Dierks
Suzanne Dinger
Lynn Ebeling
Eugene Gladston
Fred Gardner
Carl Geisler
Donna Gratkowski
Kate Graves
Ann Guidera-Matey
Bill Hoo
Brenda Jones
Joy Kreves
Leslie Kuenne
Deborah Land
Mary Allessio Leck
Donna Levinstone
Byron Lum
Frank Magalhães
Rory Mahon
Wiebke Martens
William McCarroll
Lucy Graves McVicker
Bill Metz
Marge Miccio
Halina Nawrot
Tasha O'Neill
Beth Parcell Evans
Paula Pearl
Elizabeth Peck
Teresa Prashad
Janet Purcell
Isaiah Ratterman
Linnea W. Rhodes
Richard Rappleyea
Michelle Rosenthal
Denise and Edward Saldutti and Petersen
Eileen Shanley
Madelaine Shellaby
C.A. Shofed
Stefanie Silverman
Margaret Simpson
Priscilla Snow Algava
Marie Stile
Diane Tomash
Nancy Lynn Toolan
William Vandever
Lynn Varga
Samuel Vovsi
Mary Waltham
Alice Warshaw
Joy Yagid
Peter Zdenek
Anne Zeman


Previous Exhibit:

"Wild Creatures: 40 Years Protecting Endangered Species"

Portrait of a Tiger by James Fiorentino
fiorentino

 

As endangered species transition from reality to legend, we are reminded of the history that surrounds our endangered and extinct wildlife. A visual and educational exploration of both the spiritual beauty and harsh realities that relate to the animals we love, from the familiar to the exotic.

Exhibiting Artists: Annelies van Dommelen, James Fiorentino, Susan Hoenig,
Tom Mills, Dallas Piotrowski, Tricia Zimic, Megan Uhaze, Lynn Varga



Marie L. Matthews
Marie L. Matthews

The Marie L. Matthews Gallery was named in honor of Marie L. Matthews, a noted Princeton artist. Marie Matthews lived a full life as an accomplished nature photographer, very active in philanthropic affairs. She raised a family and traveled widely. She graduated from the University of California-Berkeley and received a Masters Degree in Education from Goucher College. She served as a trustee of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Corner House Foundation, and Mothers 2 Mothers Program. The generous spirit of Marie lives on in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.





Olivia Rainbow Gallery

Named by Leslie and Chris Kuenne of Princeton in memory of their daughter Olivia, a burgeoning artist who loved the outdoors, the gallery exhibits works of children and students from pre-school through high school ages. Throughout the year, changing exhibits mirror the theme of the art displayed in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.

Current exhibit:

Flowerdance

Stuart Country Day School
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Graders
Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe

Art teacher: Deborah Land
Facilitator: Debbie Mandzij

 

JPS
JPS

 



The Jay Vawter Decoy Collection

Close to eighty artistic carved decoys were gifted by collector Jay Vawter of Princeton to D&R Greenway Land Trust in February 2012.  This gift seeks to inspire a conservation ethic by creating appreciation for the waterfowl and bird species on display. 


Jay Vawter

D&R Greenway’s work to preserve critical natural habitats – including marshes and wetlands, rivers and streams – was the impetus behind the gift.

An astute collector of high quality decoys, when Jay Vawter learned his children were not interested in inheriting his collection, he decided they would make a perfect charitable gift.  He selected D&R Greenway as the recipient because: “D&R Greenway preserves lands full of these birds.”

Many of the decoys in the Vawter Collection have won awards, such as a Merganser drake that won best in show at the Ward World Championships. Lem and Steve Ward, hunters and fisherman, weren’t trained artists but developed their ability to create lifelike birds by observing birds in the marshes and waterways.  In 1975, the Ward Museum opened in Salisbury, Maryland. Every decoy in the Vawter Collection was carved by an artist represented in the state-of-the-art Ward Museum.

Current exhibit:

Carver Ben Heinemann

 


Peter Abrams and the B Home
at the Johnson Education Center
Click here for B Home information sheet

Presenting the inaugural exhibit of artist Peter Abrams' B Home at the Johnson Education Center. Peter Abrams and his crew will be assembling and demonstrating sustainable building practices in conjunction with local schools and organizations. 

    It's called the B Home, a hexagonal shaped structure that can have many applications, from a children's playhouse, an artist studio, to a temporary relief shelter. Its shape derives from that of honeycombs and wasps' nests.

From the B Home website:

The B Home is a conceptual modular shelter system currently being developed by Peter Abrams of Modern Metal Work LLC in partnership with EPICS of Princeton University. It represents a fast, cheap way to provide shelter and security for those in need. Unlike current approaches like tents and trailers, the B Home is also designed to support a sustainable community. It was inspired by the geometric efficiency and communal benefits of the honeycomb structure in beehives. The name has a triple meaning:

  • B HOME: A plan B, an alternative home, a fall-back plan. A basic shelter for those without one.
  • BE HOME: Simply a place to be, a place to rest, store modest belongings, and feel safe.
  • BEE HOME: Inspired by the honey bees, whose honeycomb reminds us of the art of community and space organization.

An example of biomimicry, the B Home derives inspiration from the honeycomb of a beehive, efficiently enclosing space with a hexagonal lattice. The hexagon design provides more enclosed space in a smaller area using less materials and energy. Each unit provides a safe, comfortable and private space for individuals to sleep and store basic belongings. Together, the units form a strong, interconnected structure where utilities are efficiently shared. The B Home offers a more permanent, stable and efficient alternative to other low-cost shelter systems, as well as providing a sense of community through architecture.



 

Click here for directions to the Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540

609.924.4646

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